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Sparkyf
Sparkyf
5 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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Sparkyf
Jan 05, 2022 5:58 pm
Sparkyf
Builderg
Builderg
27 August 2021

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Does anyone know if we can go beyond 5 km to visit our building site for PCI? I'm thinking it's not allowed but then it is kinda essential to progress the build to…

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Builderg
Aug 27, 2021 5:09 pm
llundberg
llundberg
23 December 2021

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 59, 60, 61

One thing I have notice is that there are a lot of people suggesting to add additional noggins in walls for TV's, etc. In my opinion, that is a very bad idea. It makes it…

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llundberg
Dec 23, 2021 3:43 pm

Alfresco Surface Tiling

Alfresco Surface Tiling

yeah i guess i should've been a bit clearer in my post. the builder wasn't talking about tiles per se, they said they cannot raise the alfresco/porch slab to allow tiles…

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strannik
Jan 20, 2022 9:57 am

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2, 3

That's great news. I was talking to some industry colleagues on Tuesday who were telling me about one very large builder who is now handing back contracts on a regular…

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Ashington Homes
Jan 20, 2022 6:15 am
Ashington Homes

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification
VIC

Always check a contract for "Performance Solutions" (formerly known as Alternative Solutions) before signing.

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SaveH2O
Jan 20, 2022 5:58 am
SaveH2O

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Hey All, We are currently in the process of selecting a builder for our house in VIC. We've gone through the process of getting detailed quotes from the builders on our…

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JSlater
Jan 19, 2022 7:57 pm
kennyc
kennyc
18 h

My building progress

My building progress

So i received my start date today :) Site cut is booked in for Feb 2 and slab on March 8. Let the fun times begin!

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kennyc
Jan 19, 2022 5:56 pm
JWJ
JWJ
Yesterday

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Thank you very much this has been very helpful as mine will be East and over the kitchen island :)

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JWJ
Jan 19, 2022 10:34 am
MBX3
MBX3
18 January

New build floor plan advice

New build floor plan advice

ramjam01 - Just my tow cents from my custom build underway - Pantry seems small given Fridge has taken up other side. (Perhaps make island and sink wall longer with…

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MBX3
Jan 18, 2022 1:14 pm
MBX3
Kama1
Kama1
18 January

New Build with Omnia Homes

New Build with Omnia Homes
1, 2, 3

Hi Rivers76, I'd be great to get some updates on how did your build go. How much time did it take to complete and how was your experience? Also, how was the after care…

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Kama1
Jan 18, 2022 12:59 pm
diepiggy
diepiggy
18 January

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 814, 815, 816

No delay costs for me, I'm moving in with inlaws and are months away from having to move. Waiting sucks though!

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diepiggy
Jan 18, 2022 11:25 am
Mia14
Mia14
18 January

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
NSW

I have the Chelsea and the estimate was about 100k less as when you get to the selections appointments it all costs more e.g standard tiles in Beaumont costs more for…

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Mia14
Jan 18, 2022 11:23 am
Mia14
Mia14
18 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Hi, they are very keen to assist but then admin delays come in. I paid my first tender in June 2020 and my house is still getting built

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Mia14
Jan 18, 2022 11:18 am
strannik
strannik
18 January

Stockland - Land Release Process

Stockland - Land Release Process

I don't know anything about appointments, they didn't do them when we bought land about a year ago. For us the process was fairly simple. We picked the lot we liked, paid…

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strannik
Jan 18, 2022 8:17 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
17 January

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey Mikaela3105, just wondered if you have any progress on your build at all? We have come to a halt with progress as well. How did you go with speaking to someone higher up?

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Sam B6
Jan 17, 2022 7:08 pm

Saw this unit around me. Similar structure to yours. Hope the colours are somewhat similar to what you want? I would ditch that stone cladded column, too old fashioned.…

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Jason526
Jan 17, 2022 11:15 am
Flamingo
Flamingo
16 January

dropdown ceiling

dropdown ceiling

I paid $800 for kitchen drop down ceiling, it seems reasonable.

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Flamingo
Jan 16, 2022 5:38 pm

Drop from slab to fence

Drop from slab to fence

I would expect that the slab design would include piers under the edge beam as you have drainage running approx 500mm outside the slab edge, this would be within the zone…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 16, 2022 4:55 pm
Meccxmecc
Meccxmecc
15 January

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV
QLD
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Thank you 😊 for replying me so thoroughly Make me feel so much better going with it Congratulations with your home 🏡 good to live in a home you ❤

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Meccxmecc
Jan 15, 2022 4:51 pm
Home2021
Home2021
15 January

bearers & Joist Alfreso

bearers & Joist Alfreso

Hi, Just wondering any of you have bearers & Joist Alfreso which has concrete on it and tiling. Is it possible to have that? If yes how the builder to it? Currently for…

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Home2021
Jan 15, 2022 2:52 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
15 January

Swimming pool tiling installation cost

Swimming pool tiling installation cost

Hi guys, I have never built a pool before, I have got a quote for $6900 for install only (I supply tiles) to pool surround plus copping, size $18m2 + 24lm Pool coping. Is…

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Flamingo
Jan 15, 2022 1:49 pm
Meccxmecc
Meccxmecc
15 January

Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Allblaqk I've read from the other post that you've built with jkw. Do you mind to give me some details..e.g quality fixtures etc Ty

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Meccxmecc
Jan 15, 2022 12:50 pm
centralcoast71
centralcoast71
15 January

Metricon Electricals

Metricon Electricals

ANyone know if Metricon on central coast is also using Strautus?

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centralcoast71
Jan 15, 2022 12:03 pm
centralcoast71
centralcoast71
15 January

Icon Homes

Icon Homes
NSW

probs too late but icon have a contract claus that you can't put anything negative on social media so tht can be why you can't find anything.

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centralcoast71
Jan 15, 2022 12:00 pm
timlavelle
timlavelle
15 January

First home buyer/build and question around loan process

First home buyer/build and question around loan process
NSW

Thanks strannik, noname, flamingo and Cbee for all the replies! Makes me feel more comfortable getting these included on the loan price. Also really good info on the LVR…

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timlavelle
Jan 15, 2022 10:04 am
timlavelle
Home2021
Home2021
13 January

alfresco above ground

alfresco above ground

Thanks Boris

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Home2021
Jan 13, 2022 9:36 pm
gunny
gunny
13 January

Tile look colorbond roof

Tile look colorbond roof
NSW

We need a colorbond roof due to roof pitch. Is tile look colorbond an option? Please help with links and images.

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gunny
Jan 13, 2022 7:39 pm

Hi guys i am fairly new to building a double story house and stuff and have recently got myself a 448 lot in Melbourne during my search for house designs i have realized i…

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vikram6644
Jan 13, 2022 3:41 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
13 January

Recent McDonald Jones construction experiences.

Recent McDonald Jones construction experiences.

Wow that sounds nasty … I hope all gets sorted out soon for you

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CD12JD
Jan 13, 2022 11:27 am
CD12JD
magirl
magirl
13 January

Anyone build with new homes shop ?

Anyone build with new homes shop ?

I did read the last 2 months review on them but this is a bit too late for me because i already signed a contract to them...now im getting a bit worried...im first home buyer:(

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magirl
Jan 13, 2022 9:11 am
AnjC
AnjC
12 January

Lintels and things

Lintels and things

Aha! Thanks. This makes sense. Yeah, it’s a nice suburb but I still think it’s overpriced! Lucky for me I’m not going to be selling any time soon so won’t be…

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AnjC
Jan 12, 2022 10:43 pm

You’d really hate my feature brick wall then! There are an abundance of cladding options: wood, tiles, render - or if you want to get really exxy then something like…

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AnjC
Jan 12, 2022 8:50 pm
marksman
marksman
12 January

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 577, 578, 579

We built in 2009 and did a few things ourselves. All the electrical work from the pole to the plug and security wiring, as well as distributed audio and visual cabling. I…

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marksman
Jan 12, 2022 11:53 am
Dylandbrooke
Dylandbrooke
12 January

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

No issue at all! I told them from day 1 of the items I would like to supply.

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Dylandbrooke
Jan 12, 2022 10:10 am
Dylandbrooke
AbbieBryant
AbbieBryant
12 January

Owner Supplying with Coral Homes

Owner Supplying with Coral Homes

Hi all, My partner and I are at the beginning stages of our build journey (we have the land but that's about it). We are seriously considering building the Coral Homes…

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AbbieBryant
Jan 12, 2022 9:03 am
AbbieBryant
AbbieBryant
12 January

New Coral Homes Lisbon Build

New Coral Homes Lisbon Build

Hi all, My partner and I are at the beginning stages of our build journey (we have the land but that's about it). We are seriously considering building the Coral Homes…

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AbbieBryant
Jan 12, 2022 8:40 am
Noname
Noname
10 January

Eaves on a Small block?

Eaves on a Small block?
VIC

Don't forget the requirements for light and neighbouring houses. There may well be deletes of part of your eves outside your neighbours habitable windows if they are one…

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Noname
Jan 10, 2022 11:13 pm
Josh22
Josh22
9 January

Second Story Design change - Please Help/Provide feedback

Second Story Design change - Please Help/Provide feedback
ACT

Makes complete sense! I like that idea - many thanks!

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Josh22
Jan 09, 2022 5:25 pm
jagberg
jagberg
9 January

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42
1, 2

I find the Facebook groups have been helpful and normally has a lot of members in each group. There wasn't one for Fairmont so I created one. It would be great if you…

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jagberg
Jan 09, 2022 1:55 pm
tranlan257
tranlan257
8 January

Looking for carpenters to hire...

Looking for carpenters to hire...

So true, which is why I break down the tasks into smaller stages. I'm currently sourcing timbers, expecting soon this month hopefully to be confirmed next week. Only H2…

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tranlan257
Jan 08, 2022 5:56 pm
jung suman
jung suman
8 January

Water hammering and front pillar.

Water hammering and front pillar.
VIC

I have a new built house where I found 3 issues that looks big for me there are so many small ones.., water hammering, builder sent someone who did the plumbing ,he just…

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jung suman
Jan 08, 2022 2:21 am
Spazzen
Spazzen
7 January

VICTORIA - All electric house

VICTORIA - All electric house
VIC

You're likely thinking of the 6 star energy requirements. One of the requirements is a gas boosted solar hot water system. But you can avoid those requirements if you…

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Spazzen
Jan 07, 2022 8:51 am
havster09
havster09
7 January

Has anyone built with Belmont Homez

Has anyone built with Belmont Homez

don't do it...workmate of mine is building with them atm...his build has gone through delay after delay. Last I heard was that they do not even answer his calls or email.…

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havster09
Jan 07, 2022 1:47 am
tranlan257
tranlan257
6 January

Posi truss / Floor truss, is it better to order from manufac

Posi truss / Floor truss, is it better to order from manufac

Hi Everyone, I am building a double-storey house, finished slab, commencing the frame stage next. I have timbers takeoff including timber materials for framing the floor.…

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tranlan257
Jan 06, 2022 4:46 pm
oklouise
oklouise
6 January

House plans

House plans

without enlarging the original floor plan my suggestions include a window in the wiw for light and ventilation, double vanity on the south side allows for more storage,…

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oklouise
Jan 06, 2022 3:25 pm
strannik
strannik
4 January

Should I pay extra for root barrier & LED lights ?

Should I pay extra for root barrier & LED lights ?

Running any cables to the ground floor will be a major PITA after construction. So best to plan all of it beforehand.

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strannik
Jan 04, 2022 6:52 pm
Hhmm
Hhmm
4 January

Soho Living townhouses

Soho Living townhouses
VIC

Any updates, build continues still waiting here

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Hhmm
Jan 04, 2022 5:40 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
4 January

Blue timber H2 is incredibly hard to source, alternative?

Blue timber H2 is incredibly hard to source, alternative?

No consequences for using H3, it's the same timber with a higher treatment level, it's going to cost you a fair bit more but no problems using it at all

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Doozer1905
Jan 04, 2022 2:31 pm
elfinawe
elfinawe
4 January

Painting window glass

Painting window glass

No, I just need ways to make the job last.nI will definately be using your seggestion as a primer. :-)

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elfinawe
Jan 04, 2022 12:21 pm

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